Japanese Box Office, May 21-22
posted on by Egan Loo
The live-action film based on Shinichi Ishizuka's Gaku - Minna no Yama mountain-climbing manga dropped from #2 to #3 in its second weekend on both Kogyo Tsushinsha and Box Office Mojo's charts. According to Box Office Mojo, the film added the equivalent of US$1,607,213 on 315 screens for a new total of US$12,649,554.
Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence, the 15th anime film based on Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan manga, stayed at #4 in its sixth weekend. It added US$897,556 more on 336 screens for a new total of US$36,151,392.
Gantz: Perfect Answer, the second live-action film based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga, also dropped from #3 to #5 in its fifth weekend. It earned the equivalent of US$867,926 on 375 screens for a total of US$30,984,938.
Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu Ōgon no Spy Daisakusen, this year's film based on Yoshito Usui's Crayon Shin-chan comedy manga, fell from #7 to #8. In its sixth weekend, it added US$424,571 on 255 screens to its gross-to-date of US$13,939,007.
Tōfu Kozō, the 3D computer-animated film adaptation of the Tōfu Kozō Sugoroku-dōchū Furidashi novel by Natsuhiko Kyogoku (Loups-Garous, Mōryō no Hako, Requiem from the Darkness), dropped from #11 to #14 in its fourth weekend with US$109,048 on 198 screens and a cumulative total of US$4,658,686.
Onigamiden (Legend of the Millennium Dragon), Hirotsugu Kawasaki and Studio Pierrot's film adaptation of a historical novel by Takafumi Takada, stayed at #16 during its fourth weekend. The film earned US$43,094 on 49 screens for a total of US$947,428.
OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders is no longer listed on either chart. The new #1 film was Rob Marshall and Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, May 14-15
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